Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination and harassment claims often increase in a down economy. Learn the proper techniques for conducing proper workplace harassment investigations, providing sexual harassment training, and more to reduce claims of employment discrimination and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Promoting lower-level employees to supervisory roles, even if it's on a temporary or "acting" basis, can backfire if you fail to educate them on their new legal responsibilities. That's what happened ...
The Export-Import Bank reassigned several employees in the early 1990s, and Regina Brown wasn't happy about it. The 50-year-old black senior loan officer filed suit, claiming her transfer to what ...
When a data support clerk was diagnosed with depression, she applied for and received 12 weeks' leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Then she requested an additional three-month leave, ...
You must protect contractors from hostile environments. A Mexican-American owner of a company hired to clean parking lots at Wal-Mart claimed that ...
Don't draw up major remodeling or expansion plans until you've read through the government's new proposal to overhaul the access rules under ...
Employment attorneys are increasingly warning companies to avoid relying too heavily on walk-in job applicants. While there's no legal requirement to advertise a job opening, ...
An increase in age discrimination claims may be as inevitable as the graying of baby boomers. But some smart planning and good policy follow-through on your part can keep you ...
Women mailroom clerks at several New York newspapers sued their companies, claiming discrimination in hiring and promotions. The women said the firms manipulated their hiring priority lists by routinely stopping any ...
Jane Vollmert started falling behind in her workload when her employer, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT), installed ...
A regional manager's decision to fire a mentally disabled janitor cost the Chuck E. Cheese's pizza chain plenty of dough. A jury awarded the janitor back pay and damages of more ...
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